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Casper Field Office
Release Date: 06/09/10
Contacts: Lesley Collins    
  (307) 261-7603    

The Trails Center Announces
Spring Wildflower Guided Hike at Muddy Mountain

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is hosting a spring wildflower guided hike at Muddy Mountain on Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BLM interpreters will discuss Muddy Mountain’s unique natural history, including wildflowers, plants, animals, and geology.

“This a great opportunity for families and children to explore the beautiful trails of Muddy Mountain,” said BLM interpreter Jason Vlcan.

The hike is approximately 3 miles on easy to moderate trail. Hikers will meet at the NHTIC at 10 a.m. and caravan to the site in their own personal vehicles.  Participants need to wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water and snacks.

The program is free, but space is limited.  To make reservations, contact Jason Vlcan at (307) 261-7780.

The 1,260-acre Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area is a popular BLM recreation area south of Casper.  The nature trail has 28 interpretive signs and is handicap accessible.  Two overlooks on the trail provide a unique view of the valley below.

The family-friendly hike is part of the BLM’s “Take it Outside” initiative which encourages families and youth to explore the great outdoors.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS).  The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-10-2010